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... BECAME A DAD

Bret Michaels

"I think in the new millennium there's much, much less of a generation gap. It has some huge upsides, but there are definitely some discipline downsides. When I grew up, you were allowed to discipline a child with a spanking—that don't happen no more! But it has unbelievably great upsides because I think kids are a lot happier. Another downside of the new millennium is this: The computers, while they give kids this broad education and great advantage that we didn't have, it also means a lot of sitting around! They'll play a game about riding a bicycle for seven hours but get no exercise! I live on 5 acres, and I make [Rayne, left, and Jorja] get on their bikes and ride them."

... GOT FAMOUS

JESSICA ALBA

"I saw a poster with my face on it, and I was like, 'That's crazy!'" says Alba of the moment in 2000 when she realized that her breakout role as TV's Dark Angel would change her life forever.

... WAS BORN

FRANKIE JONAS

While his older brothers used to compose music at the piano, the "Bonus Jonas" says, "If I don't have a piece of paper to write stuff on, I go to Garage Band ... I can't imagine living without my computer, and now I have a wireless card."

... GOT MARRIED

ALISON SWEENEY

"I love that we got married in the new century," says the Biggest Loser host, wed to Dave Sanov, a California Highway Patrol investigator. "Looking back, it seems silly how people thought ATMs wouldn't work and everything was going to fall apart in Y2K!"